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May 15, 2020

Indians

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
German 26 Majors SP Low 4.0 36.2 20.8 15.4 11.8 14.6 17.4
Schmidt Minors RHP 16.9 13.5 16.9 20.3
Torres 22 Majors SS 2B Very low 5.0 161.4 49.0 112.4 110.4 119.5 128.6

Yankees

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Clevinger 28 Majors SP Medium 3.0 81.7 20.5 61.2 61.2 69.3 77.5
Feliz Minors LHP 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
Lindor 25 Majors SS Very low 2.0 97.5 43.7 53.8 53.8 63.6 73.3
McKenzie Minors RHP 6.8 5.4 6.8 8.2
Mejia Minors RHP 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7
Naquin 28 Majors OF Medium 3.0 18.6 7.2 11.4 7.6 10.4 13.2
1 Comment
  1. John Furlong

    Finally a Yankee trade without most of the usual trade pieces.

    Pros from the Yankee perspective assuming a 2020 season – They acquired a 3 years of a top notch starting pitcher and 2 years of the best shortstop currently in the game. Negatives – Lose 5 years of a significant player in Torres and lose some of their starting pitching depth which they may need with Paxton and Tanaka becoming free agents at the end of 2020. There is only so much money that the Yankees can spend.

    Pros from the Indian perspective – They gain 5 seasons of a potential star in Torres and switch pitching prospects from a pitcher that has missed much time to injury to a prospect that has continue to pitch and make progress toward the majors. Negatives – They give up on the 2020 season by losing their star shortstop and weakening their starting pitching strength. Their defense suffers going from the gold glove Lindor to Torres who should more likely be a 2B. Another negative is that they receive German who is suspended and does not help the Indians in 2020 which again weakens their 2020 playoff changes. Also German does not fit the type of player that the Indians organization builds their locker room with.

    I don’t see the Yankees offering Torres and I don’t see the Indians giving up on the 2020 season. I do give you credit for considering my comments on your previous trade and thinking outside the box.

    My personal thought is that I would be hesitant to make this trade now as I do not want to give up on 2020, but I think that I might do some form of this deal with alterations at the end of this season. I would have little interest in German as an Indian. I would also need to see what effects Covid-19 does to teams’ budgets and to free agent salaries to see if there is any chance to retain Lindor. As a Indians fan, I would prefer any trade go to a NL team.

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